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Tip: Plank Walk Sled Drags

Using a pair of sliders, first try a walking plank. To progress, drag a weight plate with your feet. Feeling like a badass? Attach a weighted sled.

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Tip: Seated Cable Row, Shoulder Position

The best cue is to keep your shoulder blades back and down. The first few reps show the incorrect position. In the last few reps, the shoulder are back and down.

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Tip: Smith Machine Dead-Stop Barbell Row

This Smith machine has its uses, like with this dead-stop drop set for back.

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Tip: Hammer-Grip Kettlebell Drop Set

For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.

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Tip: Ankle Mobility Maintenance

Keep your ankles healthy and mobile to keep your squat feeling good. Here's how.

Tip: Reassess Your Squat

Here's what you need to know about knee position, butt wink, and more.

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Tip: The Hollow Rock and Hollow Hold

Steal this challenging core movement from the world of gymnastics. Here are a few ways to do it.

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Tip: Triceps French Press

This is a great exercise for triceps thickness, if you do it correctly. Here's how to get it right.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

Tip: Rub This On For More Reps

This hot stuff increases workout performance. Here's how.

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Tip: Single-Legged Romanian Deadlift

Make the unilateral RDL work even better. Pull your toe towards you.

Tip: Build Better Lats With Constant Tension

Build your lats and strengthen your core at the same time with this exercise. Take a look.

Tip: The Number One Bench Press Mistake

Fix it or wreck your shoulders.

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Tip: The Overhead Squat

Overhead squats will improve your regular back squat technique and patterning.

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Tip: Alternating Dumbbell Press, From Top

Build your chest and enhance shoulder and elbow stability with this pressing variation. It'll even challenge your core.

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Tip: Non-Alternating Walking Lunge

Get better results with walking lunges by not alternating your legs. Maximize constant tension and occlusion by leading with the same leg.

Tip: The Mirror is the Ultimate Judge

Forget about how much you weigh. Here are some better ways to track your progress.

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Tip: Inverted Row Modification

This variation places better emphasis on the lats.

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Tip: A Better Bulgarian Split Squat

Instead of placing your back foot on a bench, use a surface that's mid-shin height. Much better for your lower back.

Tip: Total Arm Training

Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.

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Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response

Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.

The 5 Most Common Programming Myths

How do you plan your training? These are the rules you'll hear most often, and here's why they're flawed.

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Tip: Lat Activation Drill

If you can't feel your lats, or your biceps take over, during pulldowns or pull-ups, do this drill first.

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Tip: 6 Moves to Unlock Tight Hips

Run better, squat better, and feel better with these 6 drills to open up your hips.